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Florida smokers win $100 million in tobacco lawsuit

“Whenever people are suffering, we always welcome serious, fair offers that may more quickly resolve their claims and help them move on with their lives as best they can,” said Joe Rice... “We’ve committed to try to get 100 percent of the cases resolved,
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 26, 2015 14:48
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[Florida, Massachusetts] There's More to Tobacco Cases Than Engle

Newer cases are getting filed; law is still being made. Fresh evidence of this appears in a Dec. 5 decision of the First District Court of Appeal. In an action brought by an Alachua County woman who has lung cancer, the court reversed a directed verdict
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Dec 29, 2014 21:01
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[Florida] Lourie v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al: Status: In Progress

10/03/14 PM 01:30 PM EDT Control_play_blue Lourie v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et a 10/03/14 AM 08:17 AM EDT
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 3, 2014 11:21
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Setback for R.J. Reynolds Against Florida Smokers

R.J. Reynolds was not deprived of due process by the application of res judicata to a jury's finding that cigarettes generally are unhealthy and addictive, the 11th Circuit ruled.
Courthouse News
added Sep 13, 2013 07:52
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[Florida] Man takes on Big Tobacco in lawsuit

A class action lawsuit, ebbing and flowing through Florida courts since 1994, has paved the way for a local man to file suit against the tobacco companies he believes responsible for his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. ... John Rizzuto, 66, of S
Hernando (FL) Today
added Aug 14, 2013 02:08
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[Florida] 3Qs: Big tobacco firm faces big payout

Here, we dis­cuss the ver­dict and its impli­ca­tions with Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Law Richard Day­nard. . . conceivable that the jury was influenced by the $27 billion buy-out deal in coming up with $23+ billion in punishment: They mig
Northeastern News
added Jul 24, 2014 20:21
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[Florida] Reynolds on losing end of Engle progeny case

a jury verdict involving another Engle progeny case in Florida, according to Law360.com.... The jury determined Robinson’s husband was 30 percent responsible for his own illness. However, the jury found in favor of the plaintiff regarding conspiracy and
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 19, 2014 04:12
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Asks 11th Circ. For Attys' Fees After Trial Win $$)

told the Eleventh Circuit that it should have been given an award of attorneys' fees under Florida law for making a good-faith settlement offer to the son of a deceased smoker who lost at trial. In its opening brief, R.J. Reynolds said it should have rec
Law360
added Sep 28, 2013 17:51
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[Florida] State Engle Settlement Unlikely Despite Higher Verdict Pricetag ($$)

But experts don't predict similar large-scale settlements to follow in state courts, where there's less pressure from judges to settle and verdicts tend to crumble on appeal... Verdicts, particularly in tobacco litigation, are subject to appeals that cou
Law360
added Feb 26, 2015 14:34
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[Canada] $20-Billion Quebec Tobacco Lawsuit Wraps Up After 3 Years Of Testimony

The plaintiffs include an estimated one million Quebecers who argue the companies are liable because they knew they were putting out a harmful product and hid the health effects of tobacco. The suit involves separate groups of plaintiffs — some who beca
Canadian Press
added Dec 13, 2014 20:59
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